Top Upcoming Co-Op Video Games of 2018

The best cooperative video games launching in 2018.

2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top co-op video games launching in 2018.


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State of Decay 2
  • Developer: Undead Labs
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release: 2018

There are not too many details released for State of Decay 2 as of right now. We do know that this video game is a sequel to the 2013 State of Decay and will focus heavily on cooperative gameplay with up to three other players.

Overall, State of Decay 2 is a zombie-survival game that lets players have their own unique story. While battling zombies is very much a key aspect of the upcoming title release, players are encouraged to work together in setting up their own community that’s able to successfully take out the undead threat.


Dauntless
  • Developer: Phoenix Labs
  • Publisher: Phoenix Labs
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018

If you’re looking for a free-to-play MMORPG experience then Dauntless from developers Phoenix Labs may be well worth looking into. This is an upcoming fantasy-based video game which features players becoming Slayers, humans who are tasked in taking down Behemoths around the world, which are giant dinosaur-like animals.

With the game being a free-to-play online title, players can choose to enjoy a cooperative gameplay experience with friends or they can go through the video game narrative by themselves as a single player video game.


Crackdown 3
  • Developer: Reagent Games
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release: 2018

Nearly a decade after the release of Crackdown 2, Reagent Games is bringing out the third installment, Crackdown 3. The video game doesn’t have too many details available quite yet though we do know that there is a big emphasis on destruction. Players will be able to destroy practically anything within the video game thanks to a Microsoft cloud computing platform known as Microsoft Azure.


Overkill’s The Walking Dead

  • Developer: Overkill Software
  • Publisher: Starbreeze Studios, 505 Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
  • Release: 2018

The Walking Dead is an upcoming first-person co-op shooter based onThe Walking Dead comic book series. Players will have to survive together in a world that has been dominated by mindless flesh-eating walkers.

While details surrounding the video game narrative have yet to be fully fleshed out to the public, the development team has announced that a VR version of the game will be launching for the game as well. Unfortunately, the VR-experience to the video game does not have a specific release date yet other than at some point in 2018.


Metal Gear Survive
  • Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
  • Release: 2018

While not your normal Metal Gear Solid title, the upcoming Metal Gear Survive video game looks interesting. The title follows the events from the end of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and before the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Upon Big Boss leaving Mother Base, a wormhole opens up and begins to absorb the remaining soldiers. Tossed into a new reality, you’ll find yourself against a slew of hostile zombie-like creatures. Can you find the materials needed to return home or will you be left as nothing more than a quick meal for the blood thirsty enemies?


A Way Out
  • Developer: Hazelight Studios
  • Publisher: EA Originals
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

A Way Out is an upcoming action-adventure journey from Hazelight Studios. This will be the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares who you may be familiar with from his previous title, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

This is a unique action-adventure video game as it will require two players with the display being split-screen regardless of playing the video game locally or through online. All-in-all, the narrative is based around two prisoners who must survive and escape a prison. Their stories will be told simultaneously and while one character may be in a cutscene, the other will be able to freely move and execute their tasks.

As you can likely imagine, A Way Out will focus on gamers having to work together in order to escape the authorities and complete goals.


Monster Hunter: World
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release: Jan 26, 2018
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC

The Monster Hunter franchise is consistently growing and with each new installment a number of new gamers explore the monster filled worlds development studio Capcom has crafted. Monster Hunter: World will mark as the fifth main installment to the franchise and as you can expect, there will be a number of notable updates.

For instance, Capcom has placed larger maps, a more seamless experience between zones and what’s a Monster Hunter video game without the ability to hunt with friends? Outside of the offline campaign, the game will allow a four-player online co-op opportunity.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s any word on the video game seeing a release on the Nintendo Switch, but you can expect a launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms.


Fortnite
  • Developer: Epic Games, People Can Fly
  • Publisher: Epic Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

Fortnite is an upcoming co-op sandbox survival video game. Within the video game, most of the world’s population has vanished leaving nothing but a few remaining living humans a horde of zombies and despair.

In the game, developers has tasked with players to work together in building up their forts to withstand the zombie attacks that happen each night. Of course, outside of building up the fort, players can freely maneuver around to fight back against the enemy force.


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